Traditionally worn by Bavarian boys and yodelers, lederhosen (leather shorts and pants) don’t exactly scream high fashion. But lose the front flaps, unclip the suspenders, give them a modern cut and slap them on an aloof model, and suddenly you’ve got this season’s hottest fashion trend: leather shorts. Offering an alternative to pants or a skirt this summer, leather shorts are taking over both the red carpet and the streets.
Leather shorts are a chic transeasonal item, just as fabulous with sky high heels and bare legs on summer nights as with opaques and boots in the cooler months. There are so many opportunities to make the leather shorts more ‘wearable’ – you can make them more elegant and innocent in a second by following just a few steps and you’ll still have a trendy and edgy look! Add a killer pair of wedges, tuck the blouse into the shorts and pull your hair back into a bun. You’ll have a feminine, but edgy look that is suitable for any situation. Voila!